El Teide National Park, Tenerife

Discover the El Teide National Park in Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

El Teide National Park, Tenerife

 

The El Teide National Park is the widest and oldest parks in The Canary Islands. Its landscape surrounds the biggest volcano in Spain: the El Teide, its last eruption was in 1798.
Due to the volcanic cones and lava flows forming a set of colours and shapes where a great biological diversity emerges.

It was classified National Park in 1954, and Natural Interest Good by UNESCO since 2007, the El Teide is a volcanic formation located on a gigantic depression.

Its peak measures 3.718 meters, the highest in Spain, and climbing it might be an unforgettable experience. It’s possible to take part of the route by cableway, allowing anyone to get to the top. The most audacious might even ascend by foot to the cume by a trail starting in Blanca Mountain.

The cableway is opened everyday (according to the weather conditions) and reaches the La Rambleta zone (3.555 meters high), to get to the top you’ll only have to walk 163 meters.

 


Video about the cableway to El Teide, Tenerife. Offered by the Tenerife Tourism Office.

Many species live on the El Teide. It has an awesome plant variety as the el Teide broom, the tajinaste, the guanche roses, the pajonera herb, the silver thistle, among others.
The most important animal species on this park are the invertebrates. There are more than 700 species of insects, 50% native. There are many reptile species (as the tizón lizard), and birds (gavillan, kestrel, kite and others) . Mammals are scarce, you’ll mostly see the mouflon and five species of bats.

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